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2014 NFL Draft: What we learned from Tuesday's pro days


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Thankfully, for some travel departments around the NFL, the pro day circuit is on its last legs and teams are hitting just a handful of schools to see 2014 NFL Draft hopefuls this week. Though there weren't a ton of workouts Tuesday, there were some big names on the docket.

Here's a look at what we learned from the pro days of several top players.

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Penn State: Robinson elevates stock

Big draw: WR Allen Robinson
Don't forget: DT DaQuan Jones
Notable attendees: Eagles coach Chip Kelly and Steelers coach Mike Tomlin were among those who made it to State College.
The skinny: The star of the show at Penn State was undoubtedly Robinson, who improved on just about everything he did at the NFL Scouting Combine. His 4.48 40-yard dash was a good jump from his 4.6 in Indianapolis, and he had a great day running routes. According to NFL Media senior analyst Gil Brandt, Robinson elevated his stock so much that he's in the conversation to join the second tier of wide receivers in the draft. Jones also reportedly did well during positional drills, as did guard John Urschel, who might be the smartest player in the draft this May.

Maryland: McDougle shows he's healthy

Big draw: CB Dexter McDougle
Notable attendees: Roughly a dozen teams sent a representative to see the former Terps workout.
The skinny: McDougle is likely to be the only player from Maryland to get a look in the draft, and he showed he was finally healthy for scouts Tuesday. He reportedly ran in the low 4.4 range in the 40-yard dash and looked good enough in drills to alleviate some concerns teams have about him after missing most of last season.

Alabama: Kouandjio runs a marathon

Big draw: OL Cyrus Kouandjio
Don't forget: LB Adrian Hubbard
Notable attendees: Scouts from the Patriots, Raiders and Eagles were among those in attendance.
The skinny: Pro days can be long, but that is typically only when you have a lengthy list of players working out. That made Alabama's second pro day with a small group of potential draftees all the more notable -- it went for nearly two hours. The main attraction was Kouandjio, who showed his knee was of no concern with a rigorous positional workout. Chase Goodbread was on the scene and also detailed how safety Vinnie Sunseri's rehab from an ACL tear was well behind him in the first ever (and perhaps only) mention of Sunseri and Adrian Peterson in the same article. Crimson Tide offensive lineman Anthony Steen also worked out for scouts for the first time since being cleared from shoulder surgery.

ASU's Grice works out

Notable attendees: 15 teams sent scouts to the workout
The skinny: Marion Grice was a touchdown machine at Arizona State but has been sidelined throughout most of the pre-draft process after suffering a leg injury late in the season. He worked out for 15 teams for the first time Tuesday and looked good catching the ball out of the backfield. Brandt notes he didn't show a lot of explosion during running back drills, so there's still a question whether he's fully recovered from his injury as he looks to show teams he can fill the role of a third-down back. He ran the 40 in a time of 4.68.

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